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" One science only will one genius fit ; So vast is art, so narrow human wit : Not only bounded to peculiar arts, But oft in those confin'd to single parts. "
The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany - Page 35
1824
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The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror, Volume 8

1828
...We say this, without meaning any disparagement to Mr. Udc, upon the authority of Pope, who says, " One science only will one genius fit. So vast Is art — so narrow human wit." If Quin had now lived he would have idolized Mr. Ude, who could have provided him with dishes more...
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral, & philosophical ...

1834
...each, but was unable to embrace them all, and hesitated in making a selection. I had learned that ' One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit.' 20. SERIES, NO. 40. — VOL. IV. " At first I felt such an attachment to astronomy, that I resolved...
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An Essay on Genius: Or, The Philosophy of Literature

John Duncan (philosophical writer.) - 1820 - 118 pages
...find a limit, but the range is never without • one. Science, it is said, is long ; life, short. " One science only will one genius fit ; So vast is art, so narrow human wit." Cffisar is distinguished as a general ; Aristotle, as a phi'ier; Homer, as a poet; but neither Caesar,...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 41

British poets - 1822
...of understanding fails ; Where beams of warm imagination play, The memory's soft figures melt away. One science only will one genius fit; So vast is art, so narrow human wit: Not only bounded to peculiar arts, But oft in those confined to single parts. Like kings we lose the...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which Improprieties in Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - 1822 - 383 pages
...adopt the falling inflection with considerable force in the caesura of the last line but one. EXAMPLE. One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit ; Not only bounded to peculiar arts, But oft in those confin'd to single parts ; Like kings, we lose...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of William Hayley, Esq: The ..., Volume 2

William Hayley - 1823
...friendly air of that village -- " I am interrupted by visitors — more to-morrow. " Friday, Nov. 4. ' One science only will one genius fit, ' So vast is art, so narrow human wit.' " This couplet of Pope will prove to my infinitely dear little " sculptor, that I have now received...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - 1823 - 373 pages
...adopt the falling inflexion with considerable force in the caesura of the last line but one. EXAMPLES. One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit ; Not only bounded to peculiar arts, • But oft in those confin'd to single parts ; M 2 Like kings,...
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A Critical Dissertation on the Nature and Principles of Taste, Volume 1

Martin M'Dermot - 1823 - 408 pages
...when he seeks to distinguish himself in several arts at the same time ; for, as Pope observes : — " One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit." The man of taste must, therefore, consider himself as a mere judge of beauty ; but he must always look...
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A Critical Dissertation on the Nature and Principles of Taste

Martin MacDermot - 1823 - 408 pages
...to distinguish himself in several arts at the same time ; for, as Pope observes : — " One scieface only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit." The man of taste must, therefore, consider himself as a mere judge of beauty ; but he must always look...
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The Cambrian Plutarch: Comprising Memoirs of Some of the Most Eminent ...

John Humphreys Parry - 1824 - 385 pages
...there are certain talents, which are not always compatible. It has, indeed, been observed that — One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit. But the Life of Edward Llwyd disproves the infallibility of the rule, since he was, in an eminent degree,...
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